It can be difficult to gleam any real information from these tests, as the teams will be running various different programmes for their respective driver; however it does give the young Australian early bragging rights. Tomorrow Gary Paffett will be taking the Mclaren seat from Oliver Turvey; while at Force India and Sauber, Yelmer Buurman and Sergio Perez step into their respective seats.
Of the runners, Pastor Maldonado completed the most laps (108), while Paul di Resta, Jerome d’Ambrosio and Rio Haryanto all managing less than 40 tours of the course.
The young drivers test continues tomorrow.
Abu Dhabi, Young Driver Test (November 16th)
Pos Driver Car Time 1. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1m39.616s 2. Oliver Turvey McLaren 1m40.725s 3. Antonio Felix da Costa Force India 1m41.381s 4. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 1m41.432s 5. Dean Stoneman Williams 1m41.522s 6. Mikhail Aleshin Renault 1m42.073s 7. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 1m42.489s 8. Paul di Resta Force India 1m42.736s 9. Sam Bird Mercedes 1m42.985s 10. Jerome D'Ambrosio Virgin 1m43.518s 11. Pastor Maldonado HRT 1m43.750s 12. Jules Bianchi Ferrari 1m43.894s 13. Rodolfo Gonzalez Lotus 1m44.924s 14. Rio Haryanto Virgin 1m49.439s